Facing the Facts.

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Kate and Olivia fight, plans for Friday are made, Elizabeth gets bad news, and Dante and Lulu make up.

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On the pier, Olivia tells Lulu Dante will always do what he feels is right, so she needs to stand by him or fight.

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In Dante's loft, Michael and his brother debate the situation regarding Jason and Sonny. Dante thinks Michael and his siblings need to stay away from Sonny, but Michael tells him it's not as hard to love Sonny as he thinks. Lulu returns and after Michael leaves, she and Dante both apologize, which leads to them having makeup sex. In bed, Lulu tells him no matter what happens, she will be by his side, but she wants him to be careful especially when it comes to Jason. Dante won't do anything to mess this up.

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Michael meets Kristina on the pier where Kristina laments Sonny's over protectiveness is a little late. She insists she doesn’t love him, but Michael knows better. Kristina lists all of Sonny's faults including getting Michael sent to prison, but Michael defends him and says his time in Pentonville is over. He doesn't want to keep talking about it. Kristina says it's not over for Johnny and their plan is working perfectly. She tells him when she spends the night at Johnny's on Friday, Sonny will completely lose his mind.

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Max and Milo go over their plans for the car bomb at the restaurant and Milo gets upset pointing out that's how Sonny's first wife died. He wonders what happens if the wrong person gets hurt again.

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Lucky visits Sonny in his office to tell him fighting the terms of Michael's release isn't making things easier. Sonny thinks Lucky would do the same thing if he were in his place. Lucky thinks Michael needs some room to define himself apart from Sonny and urges him to think it over. Lucky leaves and Sonny calls Luke. Luke assures his old friend he didn't tell Lucky about his plans for Johnny. Sonny reiterates he needs to keep Ethan away when he takes Johnny out. After he hangs up, Alexis comes in and Sonny suggests they have a family dinner at her house. Alexis thinks it's a good idea, but assumes he has ulterior motives. Sonny talks his way around it and Alexis agrees to set it up.

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Lucky finds Maxie on the pier and she expresses her worry over what Franco will do to her. Lucky tries to reassure her, but Maxie can't get past the fact that she actually liked him before she knew he was a psycho. She berates herself for not letting Spinelli be enough and needing the danger. She thinks she's damaged, but Lucky points out everyone has baggage. He notes she's still open to having a kind, loving person in her life and thinks she's doing a lot better than most of them.

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Ethan comes to see his father at Lucky's place. Luke plans to take off again to give Tracy a chance to miss him. He asks his son if he wants to go to Monte Carlo with him to pull a con. Ethan has to pass and then gets a call and rushes out. Lucky comes over and learns from Luke Ethan could be caught in the Sonny/Johnny crossfire.

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Ethan rushes to Johnny's penthouse and after he makes sure his boss isn't there, lets Maya in the door. Maya knows she's been giving him a hard time and wants to give him a chance. As they flirt and drink wine, Johnny returns and again plays along with Ethan's charade. Maya is reminded of how Ethan 'pays' for the penthouse and fears she could die at any moment. Ethan admits the place isn't his - he just wanted to impress her. She tells him the next time he wants to lie he should change the nameplate downstairs in the lobby. Maya leaves and Johnny tells Ethan he's needed on Friday. He reminds him things are heating up though and he's a real target. He assures him he will get hazard pay and then some because Friday will up the ante for everyone.

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Elizabeth and Steve discuss some cases at the hospital before Liz goes off duty. She notes she has a book she wants to give to Shirley, but Steve sadly tells her the cancer has spread to her brain. Epiphany chimes in and says Shirley has been a breath of fresh air and will be missed when she's gone. Steve offers his shoulder if Elizabeth needs it.

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Elizabeth visits Shirley in her room to give her a book on jewelry. Shirley appreciates it but doesn't want to avoid the fact that the cancer has spread to her brain and says they have to face some cold hard facts.

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At Lisa's place, Patrick stops things before they go too far. She points out he came to her, but Patrick reminds her she's been flirting with him for months, even in front of Robin. They go back and forth blaming each other and Lisa exclaims she's done playing games with him and orders him out.

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As Coleman bartends, Kate ties to convince him to close up early so they can have a proper reunion after her most recent trip. He can't do that, so Kate has another drink, as she waits for him. Coleman finds Patrick at the other end of the bar, as Steve walks up. Patrick offers to buy him a drink and Steve accepts. Olivia joins them, much to Kate's annoyance. After Coleman flirts with Olivia, Kate gets up and orders her cousin to get out of her man's face. The women trade insults, as Brook walks in, delighted over the cousins' catfight.

Next on General Hospital:

Franco returns.

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Luke skips town with Tracy's money.

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